The Downey Legend

Homework filled summer

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

June 13, 2011

As the school year comes to a close, Advanced Placement and honors students prepare themselves as teachers begin distributing summer homework in the last weeks of June.  The departments providing summer assignments include English, History, and Chemistry. AP and honors classes call for devoted students...

The path to graduation

The path to graduation

Sharon Kim, Parents & Teachers Editor

May 31, 2011

As graduation rapidly approaches, many students have been scrambling to raise their grades and be removed from the Senior Fail List. Individuals who have been placed on the list are prevented from participating in any end-of-the-year events including Prom, the senior activities, Grad Night, and Graduation. For...

The convergence of two ecologic entities

The convergence of two ecologic entities

Brandon Pineda, News Editor

May 27, 2011

In attempt to protect the natural ecology of native plants, the Ecology Club and the Humanitarian Club combined to extract an invasive species on May 23. Members of both clubs congregated at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve to catheterize invasive plants cultivating near native and natural born...

AP Testing: Stress squared

AP Testing: Stress squared

Brandon Pineda, News Editor

May 11, 2011

As Advanced Placement tests are rolling in, students are frantically preparing to pass the hardest tests of the year. Advanced Placement testing takes place in the first two weeks of May. Students who take the class and pass the test may obtain college credit for their future universities. The respective...

Zumba class dances their way to fitness

Zumba class dances their way to fitness

Wendy Mora, Staff Writer

April 4, 2011

Spanish teacher, Mrs. Fitzl holds Zumba Fitness in the dance room every Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 for five dollars a walk-in or twenty dollars for 5 classes, plus a free class. Zumba originated to fundraise money for the Hispanic Culture and Dance class to buy costumes. Spanish teachers or Physical...

National Nutrition month recognized in March

National Nutrition month recognized in March

Sharon Kim, Parents & Teachers Editor

March 21, 2011

Across the United States, the American Dietetic Association has begun its annual March National Nutrition campaign to promote proper food choices and exercise and improve the health of students. Excessive junk food consumption reigns among children and adolescents. With a McDonalds on every street...

Studying Abroad: A Change of Scenery

Junior Itsaree Rachatasumrit, strikes a Ballet pose on March 3 in room O2. “ I enjoy dancing, and I am going to be in Downey’s best dance crew” said Rachatasumrit.

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

March 4, 2011

 From Thailand to Los Angeles, junior Itsaree Rachatasumrit traveled across the world to get a new experience from a foreign country. Wanting to gain a new insight on American culture and a chance to improve her English, Rachatasumrit joined ACE, a foreign exchange student program, in order to do just...

Back to School Night

Wendy Mora

September 30, 2010

As the sun descended in the sky, teachers prepared for the arrival of students and parents for the annual back to school night on September 30, at 6pm. The quad was filled with lost and confused parents walking around looking for the following class on the schedule; luckily ASB was there to provide a...

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